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China adjusts green regs for gasoline-electric hybrids

BEIJING — China reclassified gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles on Monday so they get more favorable treatment than gasoline or diesel counterparts under new clean vehicle rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environmental quotas and offer more choice to consumers.

China has some of the world’s strictest rules regarding the production of fossil-fuel vehicles, as it battles unhealthy levels of air pollution in its crowded cities.

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